Flooring tiles make for a beautiful addition to any interior or exterior design, providing colour and character to wherever you decide to lay them.
However, a simple chip in a tile is a sure-fire way to ruin that impressive aesthetic, leaving an unsightly and noticeable blemish like a pimple on prom night.
Luckily, with porcelain tiles, such an occurrence needn’t be a worry – and here’s why…
Chip Off the Old Block
When it comes to chipped tiles, the difference between ceramic and porcelain can be night and day.
Porcelain is essentially the Mike Tyson of the tiling world – tough and strong yet also visually impressive on the surface and capable of taking on all comers.
Meanwhile, ceramic is the tile equivalent of Sylvester Stallone – looks the part on the surface but probably won’t be able to last when put to the test against real competition.
While both will fill the role perfectly, when push comes to shove, you’re going to want to enlist the aid of the real deal and not a lookalike playing the part to get the full, all-round benefits.
Ceramic vs Porcelain
Ceramic tiles typically comprise of a plain tile composition that is coated with a coloured glaze which provides the aesthetic design.
While this can work out cheaper, the tiles suffer in terms of practicality. Any chips incurred will naturally expose the plain body underneath, making it very obvious and tarnishing the design.
Worse still, ceramic tiles can chip very easily, which can be problematic when an inevitable dropped mug occurs. Luckily, no such problems occur with porcelain tiles…
So, going back to the original question, do porcelain tiles chip easily? Thankfully, the answer is a resounding “no”.
All of the porcelain tiles available at PrimaPorcelain go through the vitrification process that crucially uses a dye mixed in with the clay before being placed in the kiln.
This not only provides the tile with a stronger resistance to a variety of demands, the inclusion of the dye also gives each tile a consistent colour throughout the body.
The result is a sturdier tile that is capable of withstanding a reasonable impact without showing any ill-effects.
Meanwhile, the through-body colouration means that, in the unlikely event that your tile was to incur a chip, the results would be far less noticeable.
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